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Steven Gerrard: St. Mirren goal will boost Alfredo Morales' confidence

Thu 31 December 2020 | 10:00

Rangers boss is delighted to see his team’s striker end his three-month Premiership goal drought.

Alfredo Morales

was used in

Rangers

’ starting XI for the first time since he was given a two-game ban after a careless crash with

Dundee United

’s Mark Connoly. His forearm smash was only the surface of his deep frustration as he had not been able to score for three months in the Premiership. However, this changed in Rangers’ Tuesday victory against

St.Mirren

as he managed to score his team’s second goal in the 33rd minute. The game ended in a 2-0 victory for

Steven Gerrard

’s men and the Liverpool legend is happy that Morales’ return to goal scoring has taken place in the best time.

“Alfredo will be delighted with the goal,”

he said.

“He has been training well and I had a good feeling it was about to come.

“He’s getting into some good places. He was unlucky against St Johnstone last week and unlucky against Hibs on Saturday when he came on.

“So I had a feeling it was only a matter of time. You can’t keep him down forever. That will do his confidence the world of good.”

Asked about Jack Ryan’s injury, Gerrard responded:

“The scan came back and we are just waiting on a few more opinions on it.

“We’ve had one opinion on it and he will obviously be missing in the short term. He will definitely be missing for a few weeks, that’s for sure.

“But in terms of the exact date or time, it’s very difficult right now. He will certainly miss the next two or three fixtures.”

Speaking about the game, Gerrard admits that despite the satisfying result his side could play better football.

“I don’t think we showed our best style in terms of possession and creation but we’ve won the game comfortably.

“There are a lot of positives to take from the game, from individuals playing well within it.

“But there were patches which were a bit scrappy and a bit ugly as well. We came here to do a job, we came here for three points and we’ve done it.

“It was another strong performance from Glen Kamara and from Joe Aribo. We’ve got players in a good place. Ianis Hagi has contributed again with an assist.

“It’s another clean sheet as well. So there are a lot of pleasing things. But in terms of how it looked on the eye, in terms of style, it was very patchy.”

Rangers are preparing themselves to face Celtic in their top of the table clash on Saturday.

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